Today's Scene from the Safe is the first firearm I ever purchased:
This is a Ruger Security Six .357 Magnum revolver with a 6" barrel. The 4" barreled versions were stalwart police sidearms until the 1980s and the advent of the wünder-nines, joining the Colt Troopers and Smith & Wesson model 66s.
I have put easily 5,000 rounds through this gun, and it still shoots as good today as the day I bought it. This is one of my top five favorite guns, and it's the second gun I have new shooters try out - with low-powered .38 special wadcutters, the recoil is almost negligible. (First gun is the Smith & Wesson model 17 .22LR).